Before you arrive

Congratulations on securing your place at AECC University College for 2022. Find all the information that you need to best prepare yourself for life as a University College student.

To get off to a great start at AECC University College, please ensure you:


1.  Complete online registration which will be emailed to you w/c 5 September 2022.

Online registration is your first step to completing your enrolment, and needs to be done before you arrive on campus. It takes about 20 minutes to complete and gives us the information we need about you. Your online registration means you agree to our current regulations and policies. You will also learn how to pay your fees, update and check your student record information, and accept our Student Agreement. 

If you have met the conditions of your offer you will be sent instructions via email beginning of September giving you a link to the online registration system. If you haven't received this, please contact so the team can assist you.

2. Get your qualifications and ID ready for verification

Remember to bring the original documents of your educational qualifications and photo ID, either passport or driving licence to enable us to complete our ID check.  Please ensure you have these documents with you when you travel to Bournemouth, if you have overseas qualifications please ensure these have been officially translated in to English.


3. Sign up to the Transition event

This event aims to support you as you start University and help you hit the ground running. The event is co-designed and co-delivered with current students using their own experiences of starting University.

Interactive activities will introduce you to key areas of the University College, how you can access information and support, key study skills and how to look after yourself during your first few weeks at University. There will be the opportunity to get to know other new students starting at the University College and learn about key life and study skills such as budgeting and becoming an independent learner.

When is the event?

The event will take place on campus Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th September 2022. A draft programme is available on our webpage. The final programme will be published at the end of August and sent to all those who have registered.

4. Join the  AECC Students' Union new students Facebook group

Meet new students just like you, before you even arrive through the ASU's Facebook group.

5. Dates for your diary

Welcome week starts on Monday 26 September 2022 and is an essential part of your successful induction to University life, with activities designed to familiarise you with the campus and local area, getting ready to learn at university level and of course, social activities to meet new people. Your Welcome Week activities reflect the way we teach, with a combination of online and in-person activities. Check our 'When you Arrive' pages for more information. 

6. If travelling from overseas check Covid requirements before you travel 

At AECC University College we are committed to keeping everyone as safe as possible on campus. We are therefore encouraging all of our students to get vaccinated for Covid-19.

5. International Students

Please view our International Students webpages for more information.


We are looking forward to seeing you on campus very soon!